Here from #1 New YorkTimes bestselling author Danielle Steel is a charming love letter to thepet dogs that have enriched her life.
In this funny, lovely, moving memoir, Danielle Steel tellsthe story of how she met a dog the size of a mouse with a personality thatcould light up an entire room. From Minnie’s arrival at home in San Franciscoto clothes-shopping jaunts in Paris, her adventures provide the perfectbackdrop for a heartfelt look at the magic that dogs bring to our lives and howthey become part of the family.
We meet Steel’s childhood pug, James; and Elmer, the bassethound who was steadfastly at her side in her struggling days as a young writer.We also meet Sweet Pea—unveiled in a Tiffany box for a dog-loving husband—andall those lucky dogs who shared a household of nine children, other canines,and one potbellied pig. As Steel reflects on the beloved pets who have broughtjoy—and sometimes chaos—to her home through the years, she also shares herthoughts on the trials and tribulations of bringing a new dog into a household,the challenges of housebreaking and compatibility, and the losses we feelforever.
Filled with colorful characters (human and otherwise),delightful photographs, practical wisdom drawn from long experience, andbrimming with warmth and insight on every page, Pure Joy is a loveletter to this special relationship—and one of the most charming books yet fromthe incomparable Danielle Steel.